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Vasanthabalan, Arivazhagan and Chimbudevan to assist Shankar in directing Indian 2

The star cast of Indian 2 includes Siddharth, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Rakul Preet Singh, Gulshan Grover, and Kajal Aggarwal.

Vasanthabalan, Arivazhagan and Chimbudevan to assist Shankar in directing Indian 2

Vasanthabalan, Arivazhagan and Chimbudevan

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Last Updated: 11.29 AM, Sep 18, 2022

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Shankar's former assistant directors Vasanthabalan, Arivazhagan and Chimbudevan are helping their mentor in directing Indian 2, according to reports. Shankar has previously revealed that he would be directing Ram Charan's forthcoming movie in addition to working on Kamal Haasan's Indian 2.

The Ram Charan movie, tentatively titled RC15, will be Shankar's first Tamil-Telugu bilingual. Since the director would have to travel between two different locations for the shoot, he enlisted the aid of his former colleagues to complete the project.

It appears that Shankar wanted to direct both Indian 2 and RC15 simultaneously.

Kamal Haasan in Indian 2
Kamal Haasan in Indian 2

Indian 2, which began filming in 2019, had to overcome a lot of challenges, including COVID restrictions and the tragic on-set tragedy that lost multiple lives. It was recently revealed that the Kamal Haasan-starrer will resume production after a protracted pause to establish a final schedule.

It has been confirmed that RC15 and Indian 2 are both political dramas with elements of action. Notably, Karthik Subbaraj had written the RC15 script.

Kamal Haasan's Indian narrated the tale of morally-upright Senapathy, who decided to rid the country of corrupt officials when his daughter died as a result of a doctor refusing to treat her without being paid the sum demanded.

Kamal Haasan in Indian 2
Kamal Haasan in Indian 2

Senapathy took his son's life, as well, who was accused of accepting a bribe to change the design of a defective bus that killed innocent children.

In Indian's epilogue, Kamal Haasan's character warned the officer in charge of arresting him that he will return when his services of purging the corrupt officers will be required again. And after two decades, it appears that Senapathy has planned to return.

Indian was selected as India's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards in 1996. It won three National Film Awards, including Best Actor for Kamal Haasan.

Kajal Aggarwal, who previously spoke to the news agency IANS, said, "I'm thrilled to be part of Indian 2. I'm excited about my role. I see signing this one as a step up in my career."

Indian 2 will mark the second collaboration between music composer Anirudh Ravichander and Kamal Haasan after Vikram (directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj).

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